Book Cover of In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

I wish more people would read this author. Even though he is considered Young Adult, his writing is spectacular. In the Wild Light, his fourth book, centers on two best friends, Cash and Delaney, who receive scholarships to attend an exclusive boarding school, a far cry from their impoverished Appalachian roots. While at this new school, Cash decides to take a poetry class while Delaney focuses on her science skills. Writing poetry allows Cash to see beyond the labels he placed on himself and experience a new passion. This is a beautiful book with gorgeous prose and poetry.